STEM + -Foundations of Technology
Students will participate in group and individual activities for creating ideas, developing innovations, designing, fabricating, and engineering practical solutions. The course materials will provide technology content, resources, and laboratory/classroom activities that require students to apply science, mathematics and other school subjects to engineer solutions to real-life situations. The work completed in this course will help students develop technological literacy, which is extremely important for their future.
STEM 1- Advanced Design Applications
Advanced Design Applications focuses on three dimensions of technological literacy--knowledge, ways of thinking and acting, and capabilities--with the goal of students developing the characteristics of technologically literate citizens. It employs teaching/learning strategies that enable students to explore and deepen their understanding of "big ideas" regarding technology and makes use of a variety of assessment instruments to reveal the extent of understanding.
This course provides several options for the teacher, with seven units from which to choose:
- Unit 1. Construction
- Unit 2. Energy and Power
- Unit 3. Transportation
- Unit 4. Manufacturing
STEM II - Engineering Design
Students will be challenged to participate as members of engineering teams within a typical business organization. Independent and group work will be reflective of authentic engineering projects found in the designed world. Student performance within this structure will be assessed in numerous and diverse ways. It is important to note that measurement of student performance will be reflective of actual professional engineering evaluative processes currently used in this career field. Major topics or chapters will be included to organize instruction of appropriate standards and benchmarks and reflect contemporary engineering industry practices:
Principles of Design
Engineering Design Process